If looks could kill.
What was new Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez thinking when he uttered these words at a recent press conference?:
“It’s difficult to say who is the best player in the world, because there are so many players at such a high level at any given time. I think Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema, James…they’re all up there; from there one can put one ahead of another as he sees fit, but I think describing Ronaldo as ”one of the best” is sufficient. It’s like asking a daughter to choose between her mother and her father; it’s always difficult.”
If he’s trying to play mind-games and get Cristiano angry and pumped-up for the coming season, he’d better hope his plan doesn’t backfire.
Mind you, it’s going to take something special from Cristiano this season to knock Lionel Messi off of his BPITW pedestal – and maybe getting angry with his new coach is the best place to start.